My creativity is fueled by direct observation. My work is developed through an exploration of lines, shapes, and color through the visceral act of painting, scraping and collaging materials. I draw upon images of the people, objects, and places that I observe and identify with on a personal level. These images are given substance and transformed through the discipline of the painting and printmaking processes.
Duality is a theme that repeatedly makes its way into my work. Having spent my childhood in Taiwan, I am strongly influenced by my dual Chinese and Japanese heritage. Coming to America, I found my deeply held beliefs being constantly reevaluated, challenged, and sometimes compromised. My work is a medium for me to revisit and gain new understanding from my immigration experience.